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Avago Expands Industry-Leading Family of 12Gb/s SAS Host Bus Adapters With New 16-Port Solutions

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High-Port HBAs Now Shipping to Provide Industry’s Highest Performance, Maximum Connectivity With Nearly 2 Million IOPS to Meet Growing Demands for Software-Defined Data Centers, Web and Cloud Storage

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, Dec. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avago Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO) today announced expansion of its industry-leading family of 12Gb/s SAS host bus adapters (HBAs) by shipping new 16-port solutions. The new 9300-16i HBA will join the Avago family of high-port-count SAS HBAs. With the versatility of 16 ports using internal or external storage connectivity, 12Gb/s SAS bandwidth, and nearly 2 million IOPS of performance, the Avago SAS 9300 HBA family, which offers 4-, 8- and 16-port options, enables OEMs and system builders to deliver maximum connectivity for high-end servers and storage systems that exceed the most demanding requirements for data centers, web, and cloud.

As part of the industry’s broadest portfolio of 12Gb/s SAS storage solutions, the Avago SAS 9300 16-port HBA family is an ideal solution for large scale-out storage requirements. With Avago SAS 9300 16-port HBAs, IT departments can now deploy fewer servers with more available storage ports, which translates into measurable cost savings, reduced data center footprint, and lower power consumption.

“Enterprise-class web and cloud applications in software defined data center environments require levels of scale and performance that the Avago SAS 9300 family of 16-port HBA solutions now provide,” said Tom Swinford, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center Solutions Group, Avago. “As the industry-leader in 12Gb/s SAS technology, this latest addition to the Avago SAS 9300 family enables the required performance for high-bandwidth server and storage applications.”

“Supermicro extends our industry lead with the widest range of enterprise-class SAS3 server and storage platforms featuring Avago’s latest 16-port 12Gb/s SAS HBAs,” said Don Clegg, vice president of marketing and business development at Supermicro. “This latest evolution across our 1U to 4U SuperServers, SuperStorage and 7U SuperBlades delivers 2x bandwidth with cache offload and 12Gb/s expander technology, offering our customers greater performance and higher efficiency with significant cost advantages.”

“Seagate SSD and HDD solutions that use 12Gb/s SAS deliver increased transactional performance for servers designed to meet growing data storage demands and consumption,” said Joel Hagberg, Seagate’s vice president of product management. “Combining our SSD and HDD solutions with Avago’s latest 9300 series HBA with 16-ports will provide the connectivity and scale required by many of these next-generation data center deployments.”

The new Avago SAS 9300 family of 16-port 12Gb/s SAS HBAs addresses storage connectivity requirements and delivers proven performance with:

  • 16 external or internal 12Gb/s SAS + SATA ports
  • 8 lanes, PCI Express 3.0
  • 12Gb/s data transfer rates
  • 2 x LSI SAS 3008 12Gb/s SAS + SATA controllers
  • Certification by Avago to support up to 1024 SSDs, HDDs, and tape drives
  • Certification by Avago for OS Support for Microsoft Windows, Linux (SuSE, Red Hat), Solaris, VMware, FreeBSD

Visit the links for more information about the Avago SAS 9300-16e and SAS 9300-16i 12Gb/s SAS Host Bus Adapters.

About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog, digital, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing. Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property, Avago products serve four primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, enterprise storage, and industrial and other. For more information, visit Avago’s website:

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